* ActorAllusion: 2014 Dub - This isn't the first time Creator/CristinaValenzuela (Sailor Mars) played a [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica black haired, purple eyed magical girl]].
** Also from the new dub - Demande [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening isn't the first prince character]] Creator/MatthewMercer voiced.
* AdaptationFirst: In North America, it took three years after the Creator/DiC dub's premiere for the manga to be acquired and translated by [[Creator/{{Tokyopop}} Mixx]].
* AdaptationSequence: [[Manga/CodeNameSailorV Sailor V Manga]] --> [[Manga/SailorMoon Sailor Moon Manga]] --> [[Anime/SailorMoon Anime]] --> [[Theatre/SeraMyu Musicals]] --> [[VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory Non-canon video game]] --> [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon Live-action television series]] --> [[Anime/SailorMoonCrystal Another anime]]
* AllStarCast: The 2014 dub, which is recorded by Creator/{{Studiopolis}}, who also recorded the dubs for ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', ''Anime/{{K}}'', and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Though the term, "star-studded cast" is probably more appropriate, considering it features not only already established dub voice actors (Like Creator/StephanieSheh, Creator/KateHiggins, Creator/ToddHaberkorn, Creator/TaraPlatt, Creator/CristinaValenzuela, Creator/LiamOBrien, Creator/PatrickSeitz, Creator/JohnnyYongBosch and even Creator/CheramiLeigh and Creator/VeronicaTaylor, who makes her L.A. debut in this dub), it also features some newcomers (such as Creator/AmandaCelineMiller, Nicolas Roye, and Creator/RobbieDaymond).
* BadExportForYou: The first season, especially part 1 of BD/DVD set of the new dub is victim to this trope, due to the fact that the HD transfer from Toei for episodes 1-23 did not exist yet. See the [[BadExportForYou/AnimeAndManga anime page for the trope]] for more details.
* BeamMeUpScotty: One of the biggest jokes from non-fans is how the monsters and bad guy guys have to wait for the Sailor Soldiers to transform when they could just attack them. This was even parodied for a pair of skits on ''RobotChicken''. However, the characters almost never transformed in front of their opponents. On the rare occasion that it did happen, the show seems to imply it's instantaneous.
* {{Defictionalization}}: The Sailor V video game the girls played at Motoki's arcade eventually got made, and was included as an extra in the Gameboy Sailor Moon R game. It's also as hard as depicted in the anime, which gives one new respect for Ami and Minako's playing skills.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The sudden 180 in tone after the third season is believed to be the result of this trope - there were concerns that the original audience for the show was growing out of Sailor Moon (and thus growing out of buying the toys.) Hence [=SuperS=] jettisoned even mentions of the Outer Senshi and the darker and more complex storylines, and refocused the show to spend more time on Chibi-Usa, a younger character who could theoretically appeal to kids better. Aside from [[TheScrappy creating]] [[HateDom a lot of fan animosity towards the character]] and being perceived a poor (and much looser than usual) adaptation of the original story, it led to a ratings slump the series never completely recovered from. It also led to Kunihiko Ikuhara's departure due to frustration over the lack of creative control (which also led to his formation of Be-Papas and ''RevolutionaryGirlUtena'')
** This one is not harsh, but still relevant. Before Viz announced the new dub, Creator/NaokoTakeuchi, the original creator of the series, had to personally approve the new voice cast, or else, Viz wouldn't be able to re-release Sailor Moon with an all new English dub.
* FakeBrit: Canadian-American Creator/ErinFitzgerald voiced the British character Countess Rose/Shakoukai in the VizMedia dub of Episode 37.
* FakeRussian: Creator/VeronicaTaylor as the Russian figure skater, Janelyn, in the VizMedia dub of the 39th Episode of the first season.
* FanNickname: The terms "Inner Senshi", "Outer Senshi," and "Asteroid Senshi." None of them appear in canon, though some are derived from terms that do appear. The Inners are given the title "The Four Soldiers of the Guardian Gods" (四守護神の戦士, Yon Shūgoshin no Senshi), although this is very rarely used. The Outers are given the title "Outer Solar System Warriors" (外部太陽系戦士, Gaibu Taiyōkei Senshi), and use this name to refer to themselves in the anime as well. [[Theatre/SeraMyu The Musicals]] use Naibu Taiyōkei yon Senshi ("Inner Solar System four Warriors") and Gaibu Taiyōkei yon Senshi ("outer solar system four warriors"), but these do not appear in any other media. The last group is simply known as the Sailor Quartet in canon. It should be noted that the term "Inner Senshi" is derived from the shortened form of the Second Group's name (Outer Senshi), not the musicals. Thanks to Jupiter's inclusion in the "Inner Senshi", many fans often think the producers "screwed up" by including an outer planet as an "Inner" Senshi.
** Molly is the Official Energy Source of the Negaverse.
** Naruru is "Sailor Guccicci" and Ruruna is "Sailor Channel".
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[HeyItsThatVoice/SailorMoon Has its own page, now!]]
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: With Viz creating a TruerToTheText uncut redub, the original 90s dub once made available on TV and DVD is fast becoming an endangered species.
* MarthDebutedInSmashBros: In the United States the three movies were released in between Sailor Moon R and Sailor Moon S. Thus Neptune and Uranus made their debut in the Hearts in Ice movie for English dub watchers. Their silhouetted cameo appearance in the final episode of R not withstanding.
* MissingEpisode: Quite a few in international dubs. The original English Dub, for example, skipped all these episodes: 2, 5, 6, 20, 42, 67, and the entirety of the fifth and final season ''Sailor Stars'' episodes 167-200. Also, episodes 45 and 46, the two parts of the first season finale, were combined into a single episode. Fortunately, the Viz dub has these episodes.
* NoDubForYou: When ADVFilms released the first 2 seasons of Sailor Moon uncut in 2003, both seasons lacked an English dub, and were released Japanese sub-only before the license expired one year later. When VizMedia released both parts of the first season (which had its sets divided by 1-23, 24-46, similar to the [=ADV=] release), rather than releasing the heavily criticized, censored DiC dub, they released the uncut versions of these episodes with an all-new English dub recorded by the L.A. based Creator/{{Studiopolis}}.
* NoExportForYou: ''Sailor Stars'' (the final season of ''Sailor Moon''). While other countries managed to receive that series (which edits to the Sailor Star scouts to cover up the fact that they're men who transform into women), it was never licensed in North America (that was until Creator/VizMedia got it licensed along with the first four seasons) supposedly due to Toei treating it as a separate title (and the series creator realizing that most countries wouldn't tolerate the Sailor Star scouts who transform from men to women), nor had it ever aired in France, Hungary (since it is based on the French version), Sweden and Holland (both of the latter that ended at the R season).
** Jetix UK's inability to air the third and fourth season of ''Sailor Moon'' should have probably have been a warning sign in regards to what it would do to ''{{Naruto}}''.
** The anime got a top-shelf remastered DVD release that has yet to leave Japan. All R1 [=DVDs=] of the show remain out of print and while the show is slowly, but, surely, airing in other countries again, Toei was only licensing the rights to air the old 90s dubs, and at the time, with no plans to create new dubs that wouldn't be as embarrassingly campy as the 1990s dubs were. The anime still hasn't appeared on television in the United States since its days on CartoonNetwork, with complexities over the rights providing a massive hurdle. Creator/FUNimation has mentioned on several occasions that they have ''tried'' to get the show, but have yet to succeed despite a strong working relationship with Toei.
*** Great news. VizMedia licensed the entire anime--INCLUDING Stars--and are giving it a full-on re-dub that's much more faithful to the original.
**** Even better news: Creator/MadmanEntertainment has picked up the Viz Media dub in Australia and New Zealand and is streaming it on their website.
**** The bad news: Canada isn't getting any streaming of the show since Hulu is US only, and the property remains unlicensed in the UK and Ireland.
* TheOtherDarrin: [[UpToEleven Almost the entire main cast]] was replaced in the Original English dub, mostly due to the show repeatedly stopping production for years at a time. For the main cast alone: Tracey Moore originated the role of Serena/Sailor Moon for the first 11 episodes before Terri Hawkes took over. Tracey Moore would only return sporadically voicing her in episode 15 and 21 before Terri Hawkes completely took over the role for the remainder of the first season, all of season 2, and the three movies. Then when it came time to dub season 3 and 4, Terri was on maternity leave and Linda Ballatyne took over for the remainder. Then for Darien, the role started off with Creator/RinoRomano, who was then replaced by Toby Procter starting in episode 11. Vince Corazza (who had previously voiced Allen) took over for the final 17 episodes of Sailor Moon R onward due to Toby's pay dispute with Optimum. Sailor Mercury was originally voiced by Karen Bernstein for the DiC episodes but replaced by Lisa Balkan for the third and fourth season. Likewise Stephanie Morgenstern voiced Sailor Venus for season 1 and 2, and was voiced by Creator/EmilieClaireBarlow for season 3 and 4. Barlow would also fill in for Katie Griffin, the main voice actress for Sailor Mars for the last 17 episodes of R as Katie was away filming a movie, though Griffin returned for the remainder of the dub. Lastly Tracey Hoyt was the original voice of Rini but was replaced by Creator/StephanieBeard for season 3 and 4. Susan Roman who voiced Sailor Jupiter was the only one of the main cast to stay on for all 159 dub episodes and the movies.
** On the Japanese side, Usagi was voiced by Creator/KaeAraki (who would later play Chibiusa[[note]]And is best known to video game fans as the voice of [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]] in most of her appearances[[/note]]) from #44-50, due to her regular VA, Creator/KotonoMitsuishi, having to leave to get her appendix removed.
** In Sweden the voice actor for Ali is changed for no apparent reason in the last episode he appears. What makes it weirder is that the original voice actor later appears in the series voicing Rubeus. Sailor Mars' voice changed about 58 episodes into the show.
** In Portugal, Motoki's girlfriend Reika had a different voice actress every time she appeared (to add insult to injury, she also had a different name every time).
** In Italy, Rei's first VA Alessandra Karpoff has also been the first VA for Michiru and the second VA for Makoto, replacing the original one in the [=SuperS=] and [[=SailorStars=]] dubs when she was unable to voice Makoto due to maternity leave, which led to her being replaced as Michiru's VA.
** The European Spanish dub had a long gap between the dubbing of [=SuperS=] and Star, leading to a different company handling the Stars dub. This also led to most of the cast being replaced due to the original actors being hard to contact due to the length of time. Only Sailor Mars, played by Creator/PepaAgudo, retained the same actress.
** ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' replaces everyone from the cast... [[RoleReprisal except]] [[Creator/KotonoMitsuishi Usagi]].
** On the English dub side, Viz's release features an all-new English dub, so this trope is in effect yet again.
* PlayingAgainstType: Yuuichirou's voice actor, Creator/BinShimada.
* PromotedFangirl: Creator/CristinaValenzuela (Rei/Sailor Mars), Creator/AmandaCelineMiller (Makoto/Sailor Jupiter), and Creator/CheramiLeigh (Minako/Sailor Venus) were all fans of the original show before they were cast in VizMedia's re-dub.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: The Creator/VizMedia dub has a lot of L.A. based voice actors who have also worked on other shows and games together.
** VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening: [[Creator/KateHiggins Lissa]], [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Sully, Cherche]], [[Creator/StephanieSheh Tharja and Kjelle]] are Ami/Mercury, Makoto/Jupiter, Usagi/Sailor Moon, respectively, while the [[Creator/MichelleRuff Female Avatar]] guides them through as Luna. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CindyRobinson Libra/Aversa]] commands the forces of darkness, while [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Male Morgan]], [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Basilio]], and [[Creator/LiamOBrien Inigo]] serve her, as Queen Beryl, Jadeite, Kunzite, and Nephrite, respectively. Not to mention that [[Creator/TaraPlatt Miriel/Flavia]] is Usagi's mom. In addition, [[Creator/JulieAnnTaylor Cordelia/Severa]] is Ms. Haruna, while [[Creator/DanielleJudovits Sumia/Nah]] is Usagi's friend, Naru. Also, The Vaike (Michael Sornich) is Rei's grandpa.
*** Not to mention that [[{{MatthewMercer}} Prince Chrom]] is a {{Yandere}} for [[{{StephanieSheh}} Tharja/Kjelle]]!
** Anime/EurekaSeven: [[Creator/KateHiggins Talho]] and [[Creator/StephanieSheh Eureka]] are now Sailor Guardians Mercury and Moon. Also, [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Renton Thurston]] is now a white cat who guides Sailor Venus. Meanwhile, [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Charles Beams]] now offers his services to the Dark Kingdom as Kunzite.
** Manga/KOn: [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Mio]] decided to become a hot-headed miko priestess Sailor Guardian and become a jerk to fellow Sailor Guardian [[Creator/StephanieSheh Yui Hirasawa]]. [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Maki and Satoshi Tainaka]] also became a Sailor Guardian, as well, but despite having the FaceOfAThug, she's still a NiceGirl. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CassandraLee Ritsu]] turned evil and became one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras. [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Azusa]] would eventually join Mio and Yui and also become a Sailor Guardian as well.
** LightNovel/SwordArtOnline: Because of his last failure to annihilate Sailors Moon, Mercury and Mars, [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Oberon]], or rather, Jadeite, will not be able to [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil do nasty things]] to [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Asuna, who is now Sailor Venus]]. Also, [[Creator/CristinaVee Alicia]] joins the fray as she becomes a fiery Guardian. In addition, [[Creator/StephanieSheh Yui]] is now a Sailor Guardian, while [[Creator/MichelleRuff Sinon]] is a talking cat. Meanwhile, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Silica]] chose to become a Sailor Guardian too, and [[Creator/CassandraLee Leafa]] became a baddie as one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras.
** VideoGame/MugenSouls: [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Syrma's]] coffin malfunctioned again after dragging [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Ryuto]] in, resulting in Ryuto becoming a cat, instead of returning him to his normal form. In addition, [[Creator/DorothyEliasFahn Bellaria]] is now one of Makai Tree Aliens from the first arc of ''Sailor Moon R'', the 2nd season of the anime.
** Manga/{{Bleach}}: [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Ichigo]] and [[Creator/MichelleRuff Rukia]] have been reincarnated into becoming cats that guide the Sailor Guardians. [[Creator/StephanieSheh Orihime]] is now a Sailor Guardian, as well. Tessai Tsukabishi (Michael Sorich) is Rei's grandfather, [[Creator/WallyWingert Renji]] works at the Hino shrine, and [[Creator/WendeeLee Yoruichi Shihoin]] is a queen. [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Riruka Dokuragamine]] becomes a Sailor Guardian as well, and yes, she is still a Type A {{Tsundere}}.
** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'': [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Artemis]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Adam]] [[Series/PowerRangersZeo Pa]][[Series/PowerRangersTurbo rk]]; [[Creator/WendeeLee Queen Serenity]] is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Scorpina]] and [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace the second voice]] [[Series/PowerRangersLostGalaxy for Alpha 5]]; Rei's Grandfather (Michael Sorich) is [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Squatt]], [[Series/PowerRangersWildForce Retinax and Artilla]]; and [[Creator/WallyWingert Yuuichirou]] is [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace the Blue Psycho Ranger]].
** ''[[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]'': Before she became Sailor Jupiter, [[Creator/AmandaCelineMiller Makoto]] was originally a boy name Takeru Aizawa. After completing her ink-vasion, [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Squid Girl]] was reincarnated into the Sailor Guardian of destruction, Sailor Saturn. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Nagisa]] became a {{Tsundere}} fiery Sailor Guardian, Sailor Mars.
** There are also several people who also voiced characters in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series, as shown below:
*** ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' and ''VideoGame/DisgaeaDimension2: A Brighter Darkness'': After she was kicked out of the Netherworld, [[Creator/MichelleRuff Etna]] was reincarnated into a talking cat, while [[Creator/SandyFox Flonne]] became Chibi-Usa in another life, due to becoming Pure Flonne The Awakened Angel. Before she was the angel sister of Overlord Laharl, [[Creator/DanielleJudovits Sicily]] was Usagi's friend, Naru Osaka. Meanwhile, [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Grosso]] left the Krichevskoy Group and became a minion of Queen Beryl along with [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Xenolith]] as Kunzite and Jadeite, respectively.
*** ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'': [[Creator/StephanieSheh Hanako]] became a Sailor Guardian, and [[Creator/WendeeLee Rozalin[=/=]Taro]] was Queen Serenity.
*** ''Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice'': Like Etna, [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Almaz]] was reincarnated into a white cat. Before [[Creator/StephanieSheh Princess Sapphire (as well as Rutile and Asuka)]] was Sailor Moon, she was Princess Serenity during the Silver Millenium. [[Creator/LiamOBrien Master Big Star]] became one of Queen Beryl's generals, Nephrite. Meanwhile, [[Creator/MichelleRuff Salvatore the Magnificent]] is now a cat like Almaz.
*** ''VideoGame/Disgaea4APromiseUnforgotten'': [[Creator/KateHiggins Fuka Kazamatsuri]], after paying off her dues in the Netherworld, was reincarnated as a [[NiceGirl nice]], [[TheSmartGirl intelligent]], and [[ShyBlueHairedGirl shy blue haired girl]] named Ami Mizuno, who is the second Sailor Guardian, Sailor Mercury. [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Fenrich]] got fed up with working for Val and decided to join the Dark Kingdom as Kunzite. [[Creator/MichelleRuff Desco]] became a talking cat with a moon crescent on her forehead.
** There have also been a few [=VA=]s that worked on dubs for the Texas-based Creator/FUNimation:
*** ''Anime/StrikeWitches'': [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Yoshika Miyafuji]] and [[Creator/StephanieSheh Gertrud Barkhorn]] are now the Sailor Guardians, Sailor Venus and Sailor Moon, respectively.
*** ''Manga/FairyTail'': [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Lucy Heartfilia]] is now the fifth and final Inner Sailor Guardian, Venus; while [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Laxus Dreyar]] and [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Natsu Dragneel]] work for Queen Beryl to stop the Sailor Guardians.
*** ''Web/AxisPowersHetalia'': [[Creator/ToddHaberkorn Italy]] and [[Creator/PatrickSeitz Germany]] are Jadeite and Kunzite, minions of Queen Beryl. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CheramiLeigh Liechtenstein]] is a Sailor Guardian, Venus.
** ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'': [[Creator/EricaMendez Sailor Uranus]] and [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Sailor Saturn]] once fought The Vertex forces as Fu Inubozaki and Sonoko Nogi.
** ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': [[Creator/ChristineMarieCabanos Sailor Saturn]], [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Sailor Mars]], and [[Creator/LaurenLanda Sailor Uranus]] were all tricked into making a magical girl contract with Kyubey as Madoka, Homura, and Kyoko. Meanwhile, [[Creator/CassandraLee Kyubey]] himself took on a new female humanoid form and became one of the Specter Sisters, Calaveras.
** ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'': Apparantly, the reason why [[Creator/EricaMendez Haruka (Sailor Uranus)]] is a lesbian is because she was once a little boy who is obsessed about boobs in another life. Also, the reason why [[Creator/CristinaValenzuela Rei (Sailor Mars)]] is such a {{Jerkass}} is because she was once a slave named Morgiana.
** Four of the dub's voice actresses have shared roles with Creator/RieKugimiya. Creator/CristinaVee (Sailor Mars) voiced Louise from ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' (first season only), Creator/KateHiggins (Sailor Mercury) voiced Karin Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', Creator/CheramiLeigh (Sailor Venus) voiced Shana from ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'' (2nd and 3rd seasons), and Creator/CassandraLee (Calaveras) voiced Taiga Aisaka from ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}''.
* ScienceMarchesOn: Sailor Pluto's [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull transformation call]] sounds pretty silly these days.
* ShortRunInPeru: The last 17 ''R'' episodes aired in Canada long before they aired in the USA (where they were advertised by the Cartoon Network as being the "lost" episodes.
* [[TalkingToHimself Talking to Herself]]: Reika is played by Creator/RikaFukami, who also plays Minako/Venus. This is actually avoided in the first season, but later played straight.
* TropePantheons: Usagi is in the House of Magic, Ami is in the House of Personality, Rei is in the House of Faith, Makoto is in the House of Personal Appearance, Mamoru is in the House of Defense, Setsuna is in the House of Time and Space, Haruka and Michiru are in the House of Love, and Hotaru is in the House of Life and Death. Also, The Dark Kingdom are in the House of Otherness.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The first anime is very much a product of [[TheNineties its time]], mainly due to the characters' fashion sense, though there are also things like floppy disks and videos being used. The English dub became this as well thanks to its use of [[TotallyRadical 90s slang]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A number of the early character concepts for the franchise were extremely different by the time the first issue of the manga and first episode of the anime came together.
** Originally, the five girls that form the original Sailor Team had [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-03.jpg unique]] [[http://mangastyle.net/materials/mat-04.jpg outfits.]] And Sailor Moon's hair was pink. Other prototypes of Usagi had her with a cloak and a ''handgun.''
** Usagi's hair was originally going to change to silver when she transformed (as seen in later prototype designs), but Takeuchi was convinced to keep it blonde as it would stand out more. However, the silver hair was kept for her Princess Serenity form.
** Takeuchi considered having the girls' eyes change color when they transformed, although this detail only made it into a special few colored illustrations. Ami's eyes were intended to change from dark to light blue, Rei's would change from purple to a fiery red, Makoto's would change from grayish-blue to green, and Minako's would change from blue to gold. In most final artwork, Makoto has green eyes in both forms and the other girls' Sailor forms keep their civilian eye colors.
** The Infinity art book includes an ad from Nakayoshi for "Bishoujo Senshi Sailor V" that has Usagi, but in Sailor V's uniform and teamed with Artemis. [[http://mangastyle.net/sailormoon-artbook-vol-infinity/ Readers of that issue must have been QUITE surprised by what they actually read.]]
** Ami changed the most in development. At first, Sailor Mercury was going to be Minako's friend Hikaru Sorano, who already looked a great deal like Ami. Later, Takeuchi decided to make her a unique character...a cyborg girl with an accelerator who would eventually die from losing one of her body parts. Her editor objected, so Ami became a fully human character with an intellect on a level that made her ''seem'' less human (though Takeuchi did eventually revist elements of the cyborg idea with Hotaru).
** Makoto was originally a delinquent gang leader named Mamoru Chino. This was toned down to people ''mistaking'' Makoto for a delinquent despite her not actually being aggressive.
** Rei originally had the name Miyabi Yoruno, and the earliest proposal for a Sailor V spinoff (which featured Hikaru and Mamoru as part of the team) didn't have any Usagi present.
** Haruka and Michiru's original concept was a pair of performers in the real-world all-female Takarazuka Revue, of which Takeuchi was a big fan. This is also why they were portrayed as lovers. While their hobbies changed, their status as lovers stayed consistent.
** Takeuchi wanted to dramatically kill off all the girls in the battle with the Dark Kingdom in the manga, but her editor rejected the idea. She would later state she was baffled when the anime was able to get away with killing them off (even if they were resurrected by the ResetButton at the end).
** The infamous {{WesternAnimation/Toonmakers|SailorMoon}} produced live-action/American animated pilot that Toei passed on in favor of the English dub by Creator/DiC Entertainment.
** Hotaru was originally going to have what was referred to as "a druid's staff", a small brooch Saturn on her bow, and her fuku color was going to be yellow-ochre.
** According to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEXqoPgbH0c#t=01m32s this promotional video]], these were the tentative dub names. An early English Kodansha website for Sailor Moon [[https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/sailor$20moon$20%22celeste%22/rec.arts.anime/Y8A4lwb6Gmw/R-6up51jFzwJ had an alternative set of localized names]] that were used at some other points in development of the DiC dub. Usagi was called "Celeste", Makoto was to be "Maggie", Minako would be "Monica", and Mamoru would have the name "Mark". Only "Amy" and "Rae" (later spelled as "Raye") were retained from the second listing of names. Naru and Motoki were also named "Nadine" and "Michael".
** Diana was supposed to be a fairy that was found by the Senshi on the Moon, who would accompany Usagi and Luna and not get along with Luna at all. Though the fairy character was dropped, her name and certain character traits were kept and used for Luna and Artemis' daughter from the future.
** Animation director Yoiuchi Fukano designed a final form for Sailor Moon for ''Sailor Moon Stars''. Known as "Sailor Moon ''La Cygne''" or "Sailor Moon Swan", it forego the sailor motif in favor of a strange transition state between Sailor Moon and Princess Serenity. Ultimately, Naoko Takeuchi's design, Eternal Sailor Moon, won out.
** In a dub example, Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith was originally going to be Prince Demande in the second season, but was replaced by Creator/MatthewMercer after recording a few episodes. It was thought that he broke the non-disclosure agreement by revealing it on his Twitter account, but he later revealed this wasn't the case.
* WordOfDante: It's generally accepted by the fandom that the R in Sailor Moon R stands for Return and/or Romance. This has never once been confirmed. In fact while the eyecatch for Sailor Moon S states its full name (Sailor Moon Super) the eyecatch for Sailor Moon R simply calls itself Sailor Moon R. Suggesting that the R in Sailor Moon R stands for...R.
* WordOfGod: Only women can be Sailor Senshi. There cannot be a Sailor Earth because Tuxedo Mask has Earth's Sailor Crystal. Because of this, Naoko Takeuchi was not pleased that the anime changed the Sailor Starlights from crossdressers to {{Gender Bender}}s...though as the anime also clearly depicts their true forms as female and their male forms as fake, it doesn't actually contradict this.
** She also never explains why only Tuxedo Kamen has a Sailor Crystal.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: Naoko Takeuchi based Usagi's family off of her own. Several of her friends also provided influence on her characters and the setting is a dead ringer for the neighborhood she grew up in.
* ''Sailor Moon'' is currently one of the most requested shows for {{Creator/Toonami}} on Creator/AdultSwim, after the 1992 anime was a network darling during the block's early years, though it hasn't been specified whether it's the Viz dub of the 1992 anime or 2014's ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal.''
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